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(BBC)   You've got to question the journalistic standards of the Daily Mail when it can't even do an exposé on psychics without libelling one to the tune of £125,000   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 9
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2013-06-20 06:06:26 PM
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This is the journalistic equivalent of a butt fumble.
2013-06-20 05:57:31 PM
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"You've got to question the journalistic standards of the Daily Mail when it can't even do an exposé on psychics without libelling one to the tune of £125,000 "

Edited for brevity.
2013-06-20 06:43:13 PM
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miniflea: I wonder if any are in the first group.


Just one:

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2013-06-20 06:29:05 PM
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British libel laws are cray-cray. Which is one of the reasons why the infamous Kray twins were able to socialize with the rich and famous even though everybody knew they were thugs and racketeers. If the Kray brothers didn't sue you, their posh drinking buddies would--on account of they're greedy, as Daffy Duck would put it. British libel laws were created by the Establishment (the "Great and the Good") and for the Establishment, and it's very hard to defend yourself in court. On the contrary, people will move Heaven and Earth to get a libel or slander case transfered to a British Court.

Sure, they have one of the most lurid Tabloid presses in the world, but even the tabloids have to tip-toe around certain blatantly obvious facts.

The Kray Twins, by the way, were the models for Monty Python's Piranha Brothers. Apparently they were amused or Monty Python might have ended up broken in an alley behind the Beeb.

A writer, most likely Evelyn Waugh, IIRC, kept an eye out for libels against himself, according to what I've read about and by him, with the aim of paying for his daughter's posh wedding. He eventually found a stooge and sued, and his daughter's wedding was handsomely paid for. He wouldn't be the first and he's not going to be the last.
2013-06-20 06:18:52 PM
1 votes:
But without my daily dose of fail, how will I ever keep up with the chavs?  Or has the People of Walmart website expanded its range?
2013-06-20 06:10:14 PM
1 votes:
Frame it as a question:

"I wonder, if I were to shoot into the box, and a dead man fell out, would it be murder?"
2013-06-20 06:07:11 PM
1 votes:
Libeling a psychic seems impossible. Talk about attacking the madhouse with a banana...
2013-06-20 06:06:52 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: "You've got to question the journalistic standards of the Daily Mail when it can't even do an exposé on psychics without libelling one to the tune of £125,000 "

Edited for brevity.


This. The 'paper' that attacks the BBC daily while never informing its readers it is a major shareholder in ITN News, a direct competitor to the BBC.

BTW, I'm sure the video of this woman taking out her earpiece was linked to on Fark.Video. Of course having an earpiece does not prove she was faking it. I'm sure there is a perfectly plausible explanation why a stage psychic would wear an earpiece.
2013-06-20 06:04:00 PM
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I'd actually blame libel laws in Britain.  Truth isn't quite as ultimate a defense as in the United States.  Even if allegations are true, it generally makes much more sense to simply pay off complaints.
 
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